The Awesome Foundation accepting proposals for $1,000 “micro-grants”

The Awesome Foundation is currently accepting proposals for $1,000 “micro-grants” to help fund initiatives in art, technology, community development, and more. Proposals are reviewed and grants awarded on a monthly basis, and all grants are distributed without any requirement for acknowledgement from the recipient.

Here’s more from The Awesome Foundation’s website:

Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter’s “trustees” and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects.

Chapters of The Awesome Foundation can be found in the United States, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Germany, France, Russia, United Arab Emirates, and more, including several global chapters.

For more information and to apply, visit awesomefoundation.org.

Knight Foundation now accepting applications for 2016 Knight Arts Challenge

The Knight Foundation is now accepting applications for the first round of the 2016 Knight Arts Challenge. The Knight Arts Challenge offers shares of an $8 million prize for arts projects in Akron, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Miami, Florida; and St. Paul, Minnesota. Projects can be of any art discipline, including theatre, dance, music, writing, film, and more.

The challenge is open to nonprofits, companies, and individuals, and applicants do not need to be residents of the community in which the project will take place. This includes non-U.S. citizen applicants.

For first-round consideration, the Knight Arts Challenge enforces three simple rules:

  1. The idea is about the arts.
  2. The project takes place in or benefits the community in which the Challenge is based (Akron, Detroit, Miami, or St. Paul).
  3. Applicants must secure other funding to match the Knight Foundation grant.

Submissions are one 150-word essay, submitted via the Knight Foundation website. The deadline for first-round consideration is May 2, 2016. Selected finalists will be invited to submit a detailed project proposal for final panel consideration later in the year.

For more information and to apply, visit knightfoundation.org.

Applications closing soon for Princess Grace theatre fellowships

The Princess Grace Foundation closes its application window for theater and playwriting fellowships on March 31. Fellowships opportunities, as well as scholarship and apprenticeship opportunities, are available through a nomination process for individuals affiliated with theaters or non-profit schools. Nominations for theater grants are invited from the Artistic Directors of theater companies and Deans or Department Chairs of professional schools in theater. Grants are awarded to actors, directors, and costume, set, sound, projection and lighting designers. Composers, lyricists, dramaturgs, managers, music directors, and self-nominations by an artist are not accepted.

Additionally, The Princess Grace Foundation also offers a fellowship to an individual playwright, including residency at New Dramatists and the opportunity for a script to be licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc.

Applications for both programs are due March 31, 2016. For more information, visit pgfusa.org.

Reminder: NET/TEN Spring 2016 Travel Grant applications due soon

The application deadline for the Network of Ensemble Theaters’ Travel & Exchange Network (or NET/TEN) Spring 2016 Travel Grants is next Wednesday, March 16 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. NET/TEN Travel Grants are awarded twice a year for activities taking place either inside the United States or internationally, and may range from $500 to $2,000.

Travel Grants are intended to initiate and strengthen relationships between theatre artists by removing the barriers of distance and travel. Funds may be used for applicant travel or to bring in a guest. Eligible expenses include: travel costs, housing, per diem, artist fees, etc. Activities may include (but are not limited to) observerships, shared rehearsals, planning, training, and/or other exploration. Artistic, administrative, and technical/production-based activities are welcome.

Travel Grants do not support production costs, tours, or equipment purchases. Funds may not be used to support professional development activities, such as conferences, festivals, attendance at pre-existing public workshops and trainings, or similar events.

For more information and to apply, visit ensembletheaters.net.

Applications now open for NET/TEN Spring 2016 Travel Grants

The Network of Ensemble Theaters’ Travel & Exchange Network (or NET/TEN) is now accepting applications for Spring 2016 Travel Grants, for activities taking place either inside the United States or internationally. NET/TEN Travel Grants are awarded twice a year, and may range from $500 to $2,000.

Travel Grants are intended to initiate and strengthen relationships between theatre artists by removing the barriers of distance and travel. Funds may be used for applicant travel or to bring in a guest. Eligible expenses include travel costs, housing, per diem, artist fees, and more. Activities may include (but are not limited to) observerships, shared rehearsals, planning, training, and/or other exploration. Artistic, administrative, and technical/production-based activities are welcome.

Travel Grants do not support production costs, tours, or equipment purchases. Funds may not be used to support professional development activities, such as conferences, festivals, attendance at pre-existing public workshops and trainings, or similar events.

Applications are due Wednesday, March 16 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. For more information and to apply, visit ensembletheaters.net.